Navies

The Resurrection of the Spanish Navy

Navies Spain 4 Min Read

120-gun Santisima Trinidad One of the most remarkable maritime achievements of the eighteenth century was the resurrection of the Spanish navy. In 1700 the Spanish navy had all but ceased to exist. After 1713 the Spanish crown put a great deal of effort into rebuilding its fleet and during the first forty years of the century new arsenals and yards

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Navies Spain Strategy 11 Min Read

Naval Strategy, Spanish-American War

The Spanish Navy protected cruiser Alfonso XIII. (Photographic History of the Spanish-American War, 1898) When news of the American blockade of Cuba reached Madrid, large numbers of Spaniards clamored to enlist in the navy. Convinced of Spanish naval strength following more than a decade of showy reconstruction and foreign purchases,

Navies Sail Warship 4 Min Read

James River Squadron, CSA

“The Blowing up of the James River Fleet, on the night of the Evacuation of Richmond.” Painting by Allen C. Redwood showing the sinking of CSS Virginia II, CSS Fredericksburg and CSS Richmond on April 3, 1865 during the American Civil War. Small Confederate naval squadron on the James River,

Navies Operations Sail 10 Min Read

The Armada – The Combat

In this painting, the artist has brought together the two main events of 8 August. In the background the English fireships are making their night attack off Calais, while the English and Spanish ships in the foreground are fighting off Gravelines, a battle that lasted from the morning to the

Navies Spain 4 Min Read

The Resurrection of the Spanish Navy

120-gun Santisima Trinidad One of the most remarkable maritime achievements of the eighteenth century was the resurrection of the Spanish navy. In 1700 the Spanish navy had all but ceased to exist. After 1713 the Spanish crown put a great deal of effort into rebuilding its fleet and during the

France Navies 9 Min Read

French Navy in the Americas

French Navy ships of the line in the Battle of the Chesapeake. The crisis of 1754 caught the French navy by surprise. Reduced to only thirty-three ships of the line on 1 January 1749, it had grown to fifty-seven ships of the line by 1 January 1755. Thirty-four of these

Doctrine Navies 3 Min Read

Naval Doctrine 21st Century

DDG-1000 Zumwalt / DD(X) Multi-Mission Surface Combatant Future Surface Combatant. I. B. Holley concluded his 1953 seminal study, Ideas and Weapons, by observing that “to exist in a warring world the nation must pick winning weapons; if military analysts will distill every possible lesson from the history of two world

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Roman Success at Sea in 260–257 BC

In the 3rd century BC, Rome was not a naval power, and had little or

To Leyte Gulf

  Sailing towards Leyte Gulf from left to right CA Chikuma, BB Nagato, BC Haruna,

Cold War – Diesel-Electric Submarines

HMAS Ovens – Royal Australian Navy Diesel-electric submarines, which were also known as ‘conventional’ submarines,

SUBMARINES AND SUBMARINERS

The submarine was a subversive force. Its ability to hide within the element on which